20 Nov Costco’s Nebraska chicken plant: What’s happened so far and what’s next
By Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer Nov 20, 2016
What’s going on with Costco’s chicken plant?
So far: Costco said this spring it would build a network of producers in eastern Nebraska to raise and slaughter chickens to sell in its stores. The company touted Nebraska’s central-U.S. location and large supply of grain to feed the chickens.
Agriculture leaders said the project would create jobs and provide new sources of income for Nebraska farmers. Opponents said the project would bring pollution, noise, disease, problems for farmers and unwanted immigrant workers.
Fremont city officials this summer laid the groundwork for the plant by approving zoning and opening the door for financial incentives for the project.